Position: Federal Contract Manager
Location: Washington, DC
We are seeking a Contracts Manager to support our Washington DC office. The Contract Manager will oversee and administer a portfolio of Federal contracts, manage the Personnel Security division, and support Customer Engagements goals to build company growth. This position does not require an active clearance, however Active or Clearance eligibility is strongly preferred.
This is an exciting opportunity to utilize your federal experience and manage active Personnel Security contracts under the Department of Defense. This position will also provide support for contracts including Adjudication Services, Record Maintenance/Retrieval Support, and Inspections Staff. Successful candidate will provide Full-Cycle contract support to our Government business operations to include post-award contract administration/maintenance, reporting requirements, funding notification/tracking, customer management, as well as project controls and deliverables assistance. The ideal resource will be a detail-oriented, self-starter who enjoys working with teams and customers.
- Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision, including independently managing time to complete assigned tasks, taking responsibility for outcomes, and holding peers accountable to team goals.
- Manage and perform contract administration of subcontractors and vendors, support and recommend actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance on contracts.
- Ensures that contracts are executed following corporate guidelines; utilizes the systems and tools to generate reports to track the status of contract actions.
- Reviewing and advising on documents prepared by clients, such as statements of work, service level agreements, pricing schedules and customer obligations.
- Review and analyze contract documents to determine contractual obligations to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations and company policies and procedures and to determine possible risk.
- Act as contract liaison between the company and customers/vendors, regarding contract negotiations, contract changes, and contract close-outs.
- Notify management of potential non-compliance and other problems that could have an adverse impact on the company.
- Processing Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Teaming Agreements (TAs), Consulting Agreements, and Modifications, while mitigating risk on terms during negotiation as needed, driving to execution and closeout of agreement.
- Preparing and reviewing cost/price analyses for proposals.
- Assisting with internal and external audits, including various post award contract audits.
- Reviewing DoD regulations, policies, and statute for contract compliance.
- Reviewing and evaluating terms and conditions of contracts to assure compliance to prime contracts and regulatory policy.
- Participating in management and financial reviews of contracts/subcontracts.
- Assisting with negotiation of complex contract actions.
- Assisting with developing reports procedures aimed at tracking resources utilization analyses.
- Supporting financial planning and preforming analyses, development, and review of program administrative operating plans.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Contract Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience (DoD Preferred). Additional related work experience may be substituted for individuals without a degree.
- Must have seven years of demonstrated experience in federal government contracting.
- Must understand government acquisition processes, regulations, and ethics related to BD.
- Must have understanding of DOJ and FBI regulations regarding the personnel security process.
- Must have strong negotiation skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
- Must be a US citizen with current security clearance or be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance within the first year.
- Comprehensive knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and government procurement/contracting cycle spanning all major contract types (FFP, FPI, CPAF, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, BOA, IDIQ).
- Detailed knowledge of government contract administration duties including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out and records retention.
- Advanced knowledge of federal best practices, procedures, and processes involved in contracts administration.
- Should be able to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and independently solve problems.
- Ability to implement and monitor the performance of established business processes, identify improvement opportunities, and lead process improvement enhancements.
- Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite and other productivity such as Google Workspace.